Statement of Accreditation Status
Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 22, 2013
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Semester Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Lisa Bortman Associate Provost of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation Liaison Officer lisa.bortman [at]
Board of Directors Chair Edwin Biggers Chair Board of Regents enjbiggers [at]
Chief Academic Officer Rick Marrs Provost & Chief Academic Officer rick.marrs [at]
Chief Executive Officer Andrew Benton President andrew.benton [at]
Chief Financial Officer Paul Lasiter Vice President and Chief Financial Officer paul.lasiter [at]
Director Institutional Research Lily Pang Director of Institutional Research lily.pang [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
01014909 Encino Graduate Campus Encino Additional Active
01014920 Irvine Graduate Campus Irvine Branch Campus Active
01014900 Pepperdine University Malibu Main Campus Active
01014930 Santa Barbara Center Santa Barbara Additional Active
01014922 Silicon Valley Center San Jose Additional Active
01014914 West Los Angeles Graduate Campus Los Angeles Branch Campus Active
01014915 Westlake Village Graduate Campus Westlake Village Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Accounting Masters 2013 On-Site
Administration and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Masters 1982 On-Site
Advertising Bachelors 1972 On-Site
American Studies Masters 1972 On-Site
Applied Analytics Masters 2016 On-Site
Applied Finance Masters 2008 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Art History Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Behavioral Psychology Masters 2016 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Cinematic Media Production Masters 2015 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 1986 On-Site
Clinical Psychology with An Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 1987 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Computer Science/Mathematics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Creative Writing Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
EdD in Educational Leadership Administration and Policy Professional Doctorate 2010 On-Site
EdD in Learning Technologies Professional Doctorate 2004 On-Site
EdD in Organizational Leadership Professional Doctorate 2004 On-Site
Education Masters 1987 On-Site
English Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Executive Master of Business Administration Masters 1990 On-Site
Film Studies Bachelors 2007 On-Site
French Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Fully Employed Master of Business Administration Masters 2015 On-Site
Fully Employed Master of Business Administration Masters 2013 Distance Education
German Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Global Business Masters 2008 On-Site
Global Leadership and Change Research Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Hispanic Studies Bachelors 2009 On-Site
History Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Human Resources Masters 2015 On-Site
Integrated Marketing Communication Bachelors 2008 On-Site
International Business Bachelors 1995 On-Site
International Master of Business Administration Masters 2004 On-Site
International MBA Masters 1987 On-Site
International Studies Bachelors 1987 On-Site
Italian Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Juris Doctor Professional Doctorate 1972 On-Site
Learning Technologies Masters 2004 Distance Education
Liberal Arts Bachelors 1972 On-Site
LLM in Dispute Resolution Masters 2003 On-Site
Management Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Management Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Management and Leadership Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 1986 On-Site
Master of Business Administration for Presidents and Key Executives Masters 2004 On-Site
Master of Dispute Resolution Masters 1996 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 1972 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Screen and Television Writing Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Public Policy Masters 1997 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Mathematics Education Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Media Production Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Ministry Masters 2006 On-Site
Music Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Music Education Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Natural Science (3/2 Engineering) Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Nutritional Science Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Organization Development Masters 1975 On-Site
Philosophy Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Physics Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Psychology Masters 1987 On-Site
Public Relations Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Religion Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Religion Masters 1972 On-Site
Social Entrepreneurship and Change Masters 2010 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Sports Administration Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Sports Medicine Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Strategic Communication Masters 2015 On-Site
Teaching Masters 2015 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Masters 2015 On-Site
Theatre and Media Production Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Theatre and Music Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Theatre Arts Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2017 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2020 Offsite Review
Spring 2021 Accreditation Visit

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Statement Last Revised

The last date that a change was recorded by WSCUC to the institutions accreditation status, key personnel, degrees, locations or other contact information.